A walking argument for preventative sterilization
Carolyn Parrish is in desperate need of an education and a muzzle, although not in that order.
True to form, Ms. Parrish couldn't resist a little demonstration of her outspokenness in yesterday's interview, criticizing Canada's new Chief of the Defence Staff, General Rick Hillier, for his recent comments.
She called him "dangerous" and a "testosterone-filled general," and added that "somebody should put a clamp on his mouth."
Ms. Parrish, a self-described "peacenik," said she was particularly offended by Gen. Hillier's aggressive comments this month that the job of Canadian soldiers is "to be able to kill people."
He had been speaking to reporters about the Canadian troop deployment to Kandahar, where the troops will target terrorist "murderers and scumbags."
"They talk about me being outspoken," she said. "I'm speaking on my own behalf. This man is purporting to speak on behalf of the government, and I think he's dangerous.
"I'm totally offended by him. ..... We are also not a country that is going to easily throw away 100 years of peacekeeping reputation and noble reputation in the world by a testosterone-filled general, and I think somebody should put a clamp on his mouth."
I was going to respond to both the dismissive tone and truth-bereft content, noting that our elected representatives shouldn't sound like they've been drinking the Kool-Aid at rabble.ca. Did I say drinking? Hell, making the toxic brew.
But Angry in the Great White North has crafted such a fine post in rejoinder, I'll leave it to him. He recounts a number of stories that typify Canada's military action over the past century, and shows what a shallow lie Parrish has told.
For my money, though, his best line is this one:
The military has more respect for the civilian government than the civilian government, including the likes of Carolyn Parrish, has ever shown the military.
He's absolutely right. And that has to change. That's yet another reason why Canadians need to Demand Better and ditch the Liberals at the very next opportunity.